TuSimple Self-Driving Truck in USPS pilot
Global self-driving truck company TuSimple has won a contract to perform five round trips, as a two-week pilot, for the United States Postal Service (USPS). The pilot will see self-driving trucks haul USPS trailers more than 1,000 miles (1,609km) between the Postal Service’s Phoenix, Arizona, and Dallas, Texas, distribution centers. The truck will have a [...]
Autonomous lab launched in Paris
Groupe Renault, Groupe Transdev, IRT SystemX, Institut VEDECOM and the University of Paris-Saclay have launched the Paris-Saclay Autonomous Lab project, which is to develop new autonomous mobility services using dedicated lane and public and campus streets. The Paris-Saclay Autonomous Lab project will provide, among other things, a late-night public transportation service using an autonomous Transdev-Lohr i-Cristal shuttle. This will serve Saclay Plateau neighborhoods [...]
AVT Expo live day 2: Aimsun launches path planning software
Aimsun Auto, launched at Autonomous Vehicle Technology Expo, is a new a software platform for large-scale design and validation of path planning algorithms for self-driving vehicles. The software allows test engineers to synthetically generate, execute, and analyze tens of thousands of scenarios virtually, to test the path planning of automated driving algorithms in a safe, [...]
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AVT Expo live day 2: Realistic pedestrian target and easy datalogger
Messring Active Safety debuted a new dynamic pedestrian target for the training of AVs and pedestrian avoidance systems. The ASTERO (Active Safety Test Robot) is designed to accurately replicate the motions of real pedestrians, with the feet resting on the ground (unlike most soft targets) and realistically moving joints operated through pneumatic ‘muscles’. In addition, [...]
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TRB Seeking Consultants for New 2019 NCHRP Synthesis Projects – Letters of Interest Due August 27, 2019
TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) has issued an invitation for letters of interest from those wishing to be considered as a consultant for one or more of fiscal year 2019 NCHRP synthesis topics. Submit Letters of Interest &nbs...
2020TRB Annual Meeting: Paper Submissions Due August 1, 2019
TRB 2020 Annual Meeting Paper Submission opens June 1 at https://www.editorialmanager.com/trr/default.aspx for publication in the Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board (TRR) . Please be sure to consult...
New Flyer and Robotic Research partner on driverless buses
Bus manufacturer New Flyer of America has partnered with Robotic Research to develop driverless bus technology.
The partners will deploy advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) in heavy-duty transit bus applications.
New Flyer says the partnership s...
Immense Solutions raises $4.6m to advance AI platform
Immense Solutions has secured $4.6 million to develop its 'Simulation as a Service' platform which it claims increases efficiencies for public authorities and mobility service providers.
Software firm Immense says the solution uses simulation and arti...
Siemens unveils ITS office in Michigan
Siemens Mobility has opened an office in Michigan to support its ITS portfolio and deliver road transportation products and solutions.
Marcus Welz, president of Siemens Mobility intelligent traffic systems in North America, says the office will allow ...
MaaS America launches advisory committee
MaaS America, a non-profit association founded to advance a model of Mobility as a Service (MaaS) in the US, has announced the members of its charter advisory committee.
The MaaS America Advisory Committee (MAAC) is a volunteer group that will offer ad...